Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in a university hospital centre: a correlational study examining nurses' knowledge and best practice.

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Title
Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in a university hospital centre: a correlational study examining nurses' knowledge and best practice.
Journal
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Author(s)
Gallant C., Morin D., St-Germain D., Dallaire D.
ISSN
1440-172X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1322-7114
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
2
Pages
183-187
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
This descriptive correlational study had the goal of exploring if relationships existed between the level of knowledge of nurses concerning pressure ulcers, certain nurses' characteristics and the preventive care they applied. A multi-method approach was taken using a questionnaire to measure the level of knowledge of nurses (n = 256) and chart audits (n = 235) to identify the preventive care applied. The results show that the level of knowledge of the nurses is insufficient. They also show a correlation between a higher level of knowledge and (i) the sector of activities in which the nurses are working, (ii) the training periods provided by the university hospital centre, and a (iii) good perception by the nurses of their level of knowledge. However, training on its own cannot guarantee the provision of quality health care, as there is a wide discrepancy between what nurses know and what they put into practice.
Keywords
Canada, Clinical Audit, Clinical Competence, Hospitals, University, Humans, Nursing Staff, Hospital, Pressure Ulcer/nursing, Pressure Ulcer/prevention & control
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